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    Can anyone help with the fuselage codes carried by the Ansons of No.10 AGS based at Walney Island, Cumbria? I have some individual serial numbers but my research has drawn a blank so far on the "squadron" code letters.
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    According to Lake it didn't have a unit code from Jul 1941 to Apr 1946

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    Ah, interesting. So I suspect the Ansons will have their serials plus maybe an individual identifying letter. Thanks Malcolm.
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    Hi,
    10 AGS used individual numbers on it's Ansons, eg, MG104 '23', LV144 '22', LT790 '20', LT787 '17', LT777 '13', and LT778 '14', (from Air Britain 'The Anson File' - Ray Sturtivant) in which there are several more examples. The unit also used individual numbers on it's Defiants and Battles.
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    Thank you Ian, that is absolutely brilliant! I have a copy of the logbook of an air gunner who went through 10 AGS in May 1944, he flew in 17 different Ansons during his training but only listed the three digit number part of the aircraft serial. You've now given me the whole lot for four of those, 104, 144, 790 and 777. Excellent, thank you.
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    A few more examples from 10 AGS you might be able to tie-in with the logbook :-
    LT716 '1', LT738 '2', LT739 '3', LT740 '4', LT741 '5', LT742 '6', LT743 '7', LT766 '8', LT767 '9', LT774 '10', LT775 '11', LT776 '12', LT785 '15', LT786 '16', LT788 '18', LT789 '19', and LT791 '21'. There is also another example of one coded '7', which was LT765.
    Can I ask if the period the 10 AGS Ansons were recorded in the logbook was pre or post May 1944?
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    Thanks again Ian, Bill Chatters started his flying training at 10 AGS on 1 May 44 and finished on 31 May, though he arrived in mid-April and left on 3 June. He flew in 7 of the other aircraft mentioned above, very useful info.
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    Apologies if this is deemed as hijacking the thread but would anyone have details on the individual codes for the units Miles Martinets?

    If this request is deemed inappropriate perhaps the Mod's will delete.

    Kind regards,

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    Hi Tim,
    Ray Sturtivant's 'Flying Training and Support Units' has one example of the unit's Martinets, HP277 'H'. Mike Bowyer in his book 'Squadron Codes' has HP272 'C' (later '53'), and HP310 'V' (later '60'). Apparently, numbers replaced the letters post war on the units' Martinets. 10 AGS also seemed to use letters on it's Lysanders. The unit has a fair example of serial/code tie-ups, I wish I could say the same for 9 AGS !
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    Hello Ian,

    Thank you for the additional information I have added this to my files. As always your help is greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards,

    Tim

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